BARCELONA, Spain – October 15, 2014 – At VMworld Europe 2014 today, DataCore, a leader in software-defined storage, is showcasing innovations in two major areas which are top of mind in the VMware community. Visitors to Booth S116 will see how the DataCore™ Virtual SAN enables true enterprise-wide convergence covering any hypervisor, any storage, any location, to prevent the growing problem of isolated ‘data islands’ inflicting today’s data centers. DataCore will also be previewing upcoming new capabilities in its SANsymphony™-V10 comprehensive storage services platform. Attendees and virtualization pros will also be able to walk away with free software licenses to test drive and experience first-hand the value these new capabilities bring.

“Hardware is no longer driving the future of storage; the current fragmented approach to buying storage can no longer keep up with the rate of data growth and the need for flexibility. This is driving the urgency for software-defined storage,” comments Michel Portelli, EMEA Marketing Director at DataCore. “DataCore enables businesses to get started with an agile, high performance and scalable virtual SAN leveraging cost-effective servers and their storage without having to deal with the cost and complexity of traditional storage networks. Nor will they be forced to compromise by accepting the limitations of a single hypervisor, converged system, flash device or brand of storage.”

During the show Michel will also present “The 4 fundamental reasons to implement Software-defined Storage.” Michel and the DataCore team are also available at the booth to outline how best to overcome the challenges of managing separate ‘data islands,’ integrating cost-effective commodity hardware, adding innovative flash technology, and avoiding lock-ins caused by the convergence movement as adopters journey towards a true software defined data center.

“No Limits” DataCore Virtual SAN

“Hyper-converged” options being promoted today create isolated ‘data islands,’ each with its own incompatible hardware and software. They suffer from poor resiliency, high storage costs and inadequate performance. DataCore Virtual SAN leverages its 10th generation technology to create an agile software solution that works cross-platform with all major hypervisors, including industry leading VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V.

DataCore Virtual SAN enables organizations to virtualize server flash and disk-based storage, as well as integrate external storage arrays to supplement their converged systems. Specifically, DataCore’s advanced technology allows for continuous data availability and eliminates the need to deal with traditional SAN costs and complexities. Customers report that DataCore software technology reduces storage costs by up to 75 percent and improves the performance of virtualized applications by up to 10x or more.

Preview of new Features in DataCore Virtual SAN

Enhancements to DataCore Virtual SAN scheduled for availability in November will further boost IO performance and enterprise class scaling; doubling the amount of nodes supported up to 64 and providing the capability to deploy larger-scale 64 petabyte configurations with the power to drive over 100 million IOPs. To learn more about our next release, stop by our booth and ask our team for details.

Delivering a True Growth Path: The SANsymphony-V10 Storage Services Platform

Going beyond competing alternatives, DataCore Virtual SAN can also leverage external storage and physical SANs under SANsymphony-V10, resolving the problem of non-integrated ‘data islands’ that require many more nodes and expensive add-on flash cards to achieve a fraction of what DataCore delivers. SANsymphony-V10 provides a comprehensive set of storage services and a growth path that encompasses flash and disk technologies inside host servers, alongside external SANs and cloud storage wherever located under an integrated architecture.

DataCore SANsymphony-V10 provides a complete range of storage services to enhance, virtualize and manage existing and new storage assets enterprise-wide. DataCore customers report up to 4x increase in capacity utilization, 100 percent reduction in storage-related downtime, as well as a 90 percent decrease in time spent on routine storage tasks.

“Rather than lock customers into a single storage infrastructure that changes the existing storage operations and creates stranded ‘data islands,’ DataCore’s ‘Data Anywhere’ architecture allows organizations to manage, virtualize and leverage server flash and disk-based storage along with external storage arrays spanning different departments, data centers and remote locations,” said Christian Hagen, VP EMEA at DataCore. “At VMworld 2014 we will demonstrate how our DataCore Virtual SAN capabilities provide the best of both worlds, making it easy for organizations to automatically tier and optimize their storage investments to achieve the best balance of price and performance, regardless of storage or server brands, hypervisor platforms or location of the data.”

Free DataCore Virtual SAN for Virtualization Pros

DataCore is offering free, non-production licenses of its Virtual SAN software intended primarily for technical specialists, virtualization consultants, certified storage experts, instructors and architects evaluating technologies to manage and optimize storage infrastructures. To request a copy and learn more, please visit Booth S116 or http://www.datacore.com/products/features/virtual-san.

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